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by silverly
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: LDA Souvenir Spoons
Replies: 3
Views: 440

Re: LDA Souvenir Spoons

silverly wrote:(Rainwater sites city directory entries up to 1944.)
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by silverly
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: LDA Souvenir Spoons
Replies: 3
Views: 440

LDA Souvenir Spoons

Just a little bit of information about this souvenir spoon manufacturer. His full name was Louis David Anderson. He was born in Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania in 1876 and died in Pinellas Florida in 1945. His business L D Anderson Jewelry Company is listed in Reading City Directories from at least 190...
by silverly
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Help needed with date of these Tiffany & Co.hallmarks
Replies: 6
Views: 739

Re: Help needed with date of these Tiffany & Co.hallmarks

silverly wrote:The use of the term quality in the mark is a a new one for me.


Now that I've made my comment and then done some looking, I do see a number of examples of the Tiffany mark with term "quality."
by silverly
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Help needed with date of these Tiffany & Co.hallmarks
Replies: 6
Views: 739

Re: Help needed with date of these Tiffany & Co.hallmarks

The use of the term quality in the mark is a a new one for me. I do agree with a second half of the nineteenth century dating and possibly 1860's. Others will probably know though.
by silverly
Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: MACKFARLAN, John (Grimwade p.587)
Replies: 0
Views: 580

MACKFARLAN, John (Grimwade p.587)

1 November 1746 Jno M'Ferlan of Saint Anns Blackfriars Batchelor and Silver Smith married Elizabeth Stevens of the Duke of Cumberlands Spinster. Recorded in Piece 782: Fleet Notebooks (Wyatt), 1746 Oct - Nov.
by silverly
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: DUNN BROS CO History Sterling Jewelry
Replies: 3
Views: 1058

Re: DUNN BROS CO History Sterling Jewelry

I'd like to know when they closed. The best I can do is from the Index of Trademarks 1971 https://books.google.com/books?id=juHSV2AHaFYC&pg=PA81&dq=Walter+A+Dunn+Providence+Dunn+OR+Bros&hl=en&newbks=1&newbks_redir=0&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjF0-bNx_7nAhXpl3IEHZusD9YQ6AEwAHoECAUQA...
by silverly
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Need help ID Silver Fork/Knife Serving Set
Replies: 1
Views: 885

Re: Need help ID Silver Fork/Knife Serving Set

Dominick & Haff Martha Washington introduced in 1926.
by silverly
Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Need Sterling maker mark ID
Replies: 11
Views: 1210

Re: Need Sterling maker mark ID

silverly wrote:It would be no surprise if the obituary was not entirely accurate.
Or more likely, misleading.
by silverly
Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Need Sterling maker mark ID
Replies: 11
Views: 1210

Re: Need Sterling maker mark ID

The Benjamin Vinegar you are referring to was a son of the Benjamin Vinegar who partnered with his brother Jacob to form Vinegar Bros. Because family members only record Jacob as Benjamin's brother and that is all that is shown in the 1900 census, I misled myself, the subject gentleman did die in D...
by silverly
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Need Sterling maker mark ID
Replies: 11
Views: 1210

Re: Need Sterling maker mark ID

The Benjamin Vinegar you are referring to was a son of the Benjamin Vinegar who partnered with his brother Jacob to form Vinegar Bros.
by silverly
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Need Sterling maker mark ID
Replies: 11
Views: 1210

Re: Need Sterling maker mark ID

From what I can gather, Benjamin and Jacob Vinegar immigrated to the U S from Russia in 1893. Benjamin was born in about 1880 and Jacob about 1889. Both were silver spinners. Vinegar Bros changed their name to Ariston in 1927. In the 1940's Benjamin was working for Gorham and Jacob for Farber.
by silverly
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Flatware Pattern Identification
Topic: Need help in identifying pattern
Replies: 2
Views: 533

Re: Need help in identifying pattern

I think the pattern is Baker Manchester's Amaryllis which was introduced in 1951.
by silverly
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: American Sterling & Coin Silver - Single Image
Topic: I H Weston Spoon?
Replies: 2
Views: 342

Re: I H Weston Spoon?

Isaac Henry Weston died in Portland, ME in 1861, so that narrows the date on your piece a bit. In 1854 when he married Ellen Whiting he was residing in Auburn, ME. Just to round things out, he was born in 1829.
by silverly
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Pacific Plate
Replies: 19
Views: 6314

Re: Pacific Plate

1872 Benjamin Haynes and Orlando Lawton are listed as importers and jobbers crockery and glassware and proprietors Pacific Plate Works, 611 Market, Grand Hotel in the San Francisco Directory.
by silverly
Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: ["S AND B" {in Shield} COIN]-Tablespoons
Replies: 4
Views: 502

Re: ["S AND B" {in Shield} COIN]-Tablespoons

The first letter is a round hand "S." It is not a common ampersand to me either, but I think I have seen it in the past. Sorry, I can't help with the maker or retailer.
by silverly
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: need ID help
Replies: 2
Views: 507

Re: need ID help

Welcome to the forum. The pattern is Doris which was introduced in 1907, and the trademark is International.
by silverly
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: ISRAEL, John (Grimwade p.557)
Replies: 3
Views: 1461

Re: ISRAEL, John (Grimwade p.557)

John Helbert Israel in partnership with Israel Israel of Saint Mary Axe, in the city of London, merchants, were still around in November 1815 as the were noted as petitioning creditors in the bankruptcy proceedings against George Gray (J. & G. Gray) . See: http://www.925-1000.com/forum/viewtopi...
by silverly
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: ornate ladle, mark possibly M & S
Replies: 5
Views: 729

Re: ornate ladle, mark possibly M & S

And welcome to the forum!
by silverly
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: ornate ladle, mark possibly M & S
Replies: 5
Views: 729

Re: ornate ladle, mark possibly M & S

Looks like Hotchkiss & Schreuder Syracuse third quarter of the nineteenth century.
by silverly
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Verification and or Identification of J Lee Marked Spoon
Replies: 5
Views: 667

Re: Verification and or Identification of J Lee Marked Spoon

Just amazing! Thank you. This spoon turned up in Sumner, Washington.

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